I was amazed to find out that now that the new DVRs are available and I have been a loyal customer for over 3 years, patiently waiting and signing up for the official lists to get the new DVR hardware, I win the right to pay VZ $39.99 just to use the new hardware!!! Hardware that I pay monthly for anyways!!! Why is there an upgrade fee for something that I lease? This is unbelievable that we get charged monthly (and I am sure when I upgrade, my grandfathered 12.99 will go up too) and we still have to pay for the actual upgrade? Especially those of us using 6416s which cannot take advantage of new features of the new IMG1.9 (ESata and other features).
VZ, can you explain this? I bet if I was a new customer, I would get the new DVR without a $39.99 fee.
Time Warner and Comcast now have an Ipad app that allows their customers to watch any television program in real time on their Ipad. Verizon Fios which is far superior to both of these cable subscribers should add this service to Verizon Fios ASAP.
Since higher bandwidth/more throughput was announced this morning (3/30), it would be nice if our home routers were upgraded to include GigE (gigabit ethernet) ports so all that lovely bandwidth doesn't get bottlenecked at the router and we can actually enjoy and use what we pay for.
Weird concept, I know
And don't make this something insanely easy for new customers to get and make it nearly impossible for current subscribers to obtain. I know there's no incentive for you to care about people who are already signed up, but it'd be nice if you pretended to care once in a while
I received an email that my personal webspace will no longer support FTP. The email sited "security reasons" for this removal. It is true that normal FTP is completely unencrypted and probably should be removed. It is very easy to find someone's password over FTP.
However, if this decision is solely above security and not about selling business plans, why not support the SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) instead. It was designed to replace FTP for this very reason. SFTP can be viewed as an encrypted form of FTP. Linux and I believe Macs have SFTP support out of the box and Window users can download a SFTP client Filezilla for example.
I personally like to hand craft my web pages in HTML myself. I am not a fan of the site builder tool because I am a little strange and like complete control. I use Linux for this very reason. I wasn't a heavy webspace user anyway. So this isn't a great loss. However, I dislike losing something I used to have. By replacing FTP with SFTP, I and other Verizon users can create web pages in any HTML editor we wish and upload them over a secure connection with SFTP. It will be a win for everyone.
according to the specs, it has only Moca 1.0/1.1 capabilities with "theoretical" 175 Mbps, when actual at home tests have been at 80 mbps. You cannot get GigE (Gigabit) speeds through Rev. I Moca interface, only through "normal" cabling it can be achieved. Moca 2.0 has been released since June 15th, 2010. Right now Verizon is almost 3 years behind in Moca technology. So please make the next Actiontec router have Moca 2.0 capabilities that will more than quadruple our current Moca speeds to 400 Mbit/s and 800 Mbit/s net throughputs throughout our home network, so that you will have more loyal/satisfied customers who like to manage and enhance their own home network.
CenturyLink offers their residential customers a FREE option to have all calls intercepted with a message saying that the number they called does not accept telemarketing calls, and to remove the number from their call list. All other callers are asked to press 1, which then connects the call.
If CenturyLink can offer this service, why can't Verizon??? This simple tool would stop all those automated, and very annoying, telemarketing calls.
Currently all Verizon DVR external storage devices are "married" to a particular home DVR. If for any reason that DVR requires replacement, the only way to preserve content stored on the external device is to make real-time hard copies to another device such as a DVD or Blu-Ray recorder. Judging from the many forum posts on this subject, users are not happy with this situation.
Recently I learned from another forum member that this situation was addressed by Dish in the following manner. Originally Dish external drives were married to a particular DVR. According to information in the forums, Dish later "divorced" the external drive from the DVR and "re-married" it to the user's account. This means the external drive can be used to play recorded content on any DVR properly registered with the account, including replacement devices.
This seems like a solution worth investigating, particularly since Verizon has promised to release an entirely new system called Verizon Media Server. Why not include this feature from the start?.
Last night at 12:15 right in the middle of a good program, my DVR reboots. OK I get to miss about 5-10 min of the program. I understand at times it is required to force a reboot, but why and when? How about a message that the STB needs rebooting, and let the customer do the reboot after the program?
I do not understand why Verizon refuses to offer existing customers the same good deals they offer to new customers when it's time for existing customers to renew their contracts. Since this is the case, I plan to get rid of FiOS TV and FiOS home phone services and only have internet.
WHY...would you create a nearly perfect device and not make it expandable? I'd literally get two of the devices Monday (the service has been offered to me), but doing so would reduce my current recording capacity, which is now augmented by an eSATA 3TB drive.
Are there plans to activate the eSATA port(s)? If so, when? I'd consider going a couple months without it, but in the long-term, what's the point to having TWELVE tuners, but diminished storage capabilities. I just don't get who would have made such a decision. It makes absolutely no sense to offer such an advanced device and then cripple it for the folks who would be your target audience.
I, for one, will stick with my two tuner DVR that allows me to set and manage my storage needs. Such a shame.
As it is right now, if I want to watch HBO content online, I have to go to hbogo.com and login with my verizon credentials. If I want to then watch a TBS show, I have to go to tbs.com and login. Then if I want to watch cinemax, TNT, comedy central, etc., I have to go through the same process. Having to visit multiple sites with repeated logins is annoying.
Verizon should create a site that acts as a TV portal where we can log in once and then access any available content from all participating networks. Comcast already has this in place with their XFinity portal. This would be appreciated, thanks.
Allow users to specify the time a recording can be extended with more flexible options from standard increments. Sometimes I need to extend a recording just 1 minute instead of 5 minutes because a lot of shows get cut off at the very end. That way it won't interfere with the next recording as much. Dish Network had this feature a long time ago and I really enjoyed it.